Hockey Day To Be Dedicated To Jablonski Family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This year’s Hockey Day Minnesota will be dedicated to the family of Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player paralyzed in a game last month.

The Minnesota Wild, FOX Sports North and Wells Fargo will host an all-day telethon as part of Hockey Day Minnesota, raising money for the Jack Jablonski Trust Fund. The telethon begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Operators will be standing by at Xcel Energy Center to take donations.

In addition, there will be an online auction including lunch with Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo, with proceeds going to the Jablonski family.

Jablonski was injured Dec. 30 when he was checked from behind during a junior varsity game against Wayzata. He remained in serious but stable condition Tuesday at HCMC.

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  • Jack

    Listen up people! A three year old boy was shot and killed in his own home. Before that many others have come before: Tayesha Edwards met the same fate not that long ago.

    It’s easy to feel compassion in this and I don’t mean any ill will to the Jablonski family but…the fact is Jabs was doing something he loved. So was little Terrell Mayes. One’s dead and the others possibly paralyzed. How is it we can barely find $3,000 for the killer of little Terrell Mayes but an endless supply of sympathy, money and grief for a boy from the suburbs?

  • curious1

    very true, jack. and why are we forgetting about the girl who was injured just days after doing the same thing?!

  • keith b real

    That’s great. More companies trying to make money off someones tragedy. What about the 3 year old shot in North Minneapolis? How about the TV stations rais money for the family who lost a 3 year old?

  • RFF

    I too am getting tired of hearing about Jab’s. I am truley sorry for what has happened to him and his familiy. Mean while some little child has had her wheel chair stolen from her and yet no one is hosting a fund drive for her familiy to replace it. Sure all of these things are very costly and life changing events. For the girl and her familiy I too am sorry for what has happend to you. You seem to be taking a back seat for all the PR that Jabs and his familiy are getting. I pray that your daughter makes a speedy recovery.
    So in fairness lets split 50/50 to both hockey families and start a fund raiser for the little girl whose wheel chair got stolen.

    • Rusty Shackelford

      thank you!

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